Way of Dancing
Featured Artists: Julie Fahrer (voice - CH), Lisette Spinnler (voice - CH), Thandi Ntuli (piano), Shane Cooper (bass), Peter Auret (drums)
Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival
Two of Switzerland’s most interesting young vocalists are spending time in South Africa on a ProHelvetia residency, sharing their music with South Africans. In the spirit of collaboration that underlies Jazz in Grahamstown, Lisette Spinnler and Julie Fahrer tonight work with an excellent South African rhythm section, blending the sound of jazz from two continents. Spinnler lectures at the Music Academy of Basel and Fahrer completed her Master Of Arts in Music, Jazz Vocal and Musical Education in 2014 and organised and was part of the One Voice Vocal Ensemble for the recording of Nduduzo Makhathini‘s ‘Inner Dimensions‘ album, which won a SAMA in 2017. Their music collectively draws attention to the modern and progressive approaches to jazz that the new generation of music makers represents, weaving a tapestry of sound ever intriguing and beautiful.